Jeffrey S. Chase, Aug. 11, 2019
"In June 2018, the Attorney General issued his precedent decision in Matter of A-B- . The AG intended his decision to lead to the denial of asylum claims based on domestic violence and gang violence by asylum officers...
Ilyce Shugall, Aug. 4, 2019
"I have been an immigration lawyer dedicated to fairness and due process for immigrants my entire career. In 2015, convinced that my 18 years of experience as an advocate would make me a good immigration judge, I applied...
Link to the July 29, 2019 A.G. decision here .
Link to briefs and other materials collected by CLINIC Legal here .
NWIRP, Apr. 17, 2019
"Northwest Immigrant Rights Project (NWIRP) and the Department of Justice (DOJ) entered into a settlement agreement in NWIRP v. Sessions , a lawsuit filed in 2017 by NWIRP and Maggie Cheng, a staff attorney at NWIRP, challenging...
NWIRP, Apr. 5, 2019
"Today, in a groundbreaking decision, a federal judge in Seattle dealt a blow to the government’s campaign to deter and obstruct asylum seekers applying for protection in the United States. Judge Marsha Pechman ordered...
Lorelei Laird, ABA Journal, April 2019
Immigration judges accuse executive branch of politicizing their courts
[Please read this detailed "deep dive" into the murky world of EOIR, including the Board of Immigration Appeals and the Immigration...
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Jeffrey S. Chase, Mar. 28, 2019
" The following is the transcript of my lecture on March 28, 2019 at Cornell...
Cyrus Mehta, Mar. 9, 2019
"In Matter of A-B – , 27 I&N Dec. 227 (A.G. 2018), former Attorney General Jeff Sessions overruled a prior Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA) precedent, Matter of A-R-C-G-, 26 I&N Dec. 388 (BIA 2014), which...
Philadelphia v. Attorney General
"Concluding that Congress did not grant the Attorney General this authority, we hold that the Challenged Conditions were unlawfully imposed. Therefore, we will affirm the District Court’s order to the extent...
Hamed Aleaziz, Buzzfeed News, Feb. 13, 2019
"Rebecca Jamil was sitting in a nondescript hotel ballroom in suburban Virginia when she realized that her dream job — being an immigration judge — was no longer tenable. It was June 11, 2018...
Molly O'Toole, Los Angeles Times, Dec. 19, 2018 - "A major Trump administration policy that sought to block victims of gang and domestic violence from claiming asylum in the U.S. is illegal, a federal judge ruled Wednesday.
The ruling by...
ACLU, Dec. 19, 2018 - "The Trump administration’s campaign to dismantle our asylum system just suffered another major setback. A federal judge in Washington, D.C., permanently blocked a June 2018 “expedited removal” policy that...
Sophia Genovese, Dec. 10, 2018 - "Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker has followed in his predecessor’s footsteps by referring yet another immigration case to himself, Matter of L-E-A-, 27 I&N Dec. 494 (A.G. 2018) . The Acting AG asks...
Hon. Paul W. Schmidt, Dec. 10, 2018
"NEW YORK CITY BAR, DECEMBER 4, 2018
Good evening, and thanks so much for inviting me. In the “old days,” I would have started with my comprehensive disclaimer. But, now that I’m retired,...
Amicus Brief in in Matter of M-S-, 27 I&N Dec. 476 (A.G. 2018)
"In response to the question posed by the Attorney General in Matter of M-S-, 27 I&N Dec. 476 (A.G. 2018), amici respectfully submit this brief asserting that the Attorney General...